A fire broke out at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City, former home of the PBA, on Wednesday morning, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

/ 11 November 2021

The BFP said that the fire started on the second floor of the Astrodome, which reached the first alarm at 8:18 a.m.

The fire was under control at 10:32 am and was finally extinguished at 10:57 am. However, the investigation is still ongoing into the cause of the incident.

The venue can accommodate at least 12,000, which is now being used as a vaccination area of the vicinity.

Nonetheless, the place has been a notable former home of the PBA ever since the Astrodome was built in 1993, and the league signed a five-year deal with the Pasay city government. 

Moreover, it hosted various sports competitions close to the heart of the Filipino such as the Philippine Basketball League, Metropolitan Basketball Association, the UAAP and NCAA, and once hosted the WWE world heavyweight championship between champion Bret Hart and Owen Hart.

There are more or less 30 PBA championships held in the establishment, and it has been chosen as one of the venues when the country hosted the Southeast Asian Games in 2005 and 2019.

While no human casualties were at hand, local and barangay officials helped carry out vaccines against COVID-19, rabies, pneumonia, and other medicines.

Other alternative venues for the PBA to play and compete are the Smart Araneta Coliseum and the Mall of Asia Arena.